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  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk says he allowed his anger to get the best of him as he criticized the multinational agreement designed to keep Iran ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • New rules clarify, clean up Illinois concealed-carry law for handguns

    Some changes to Illinois’ fledgling concealed-carry law that clarify some of its ambiguities took effect with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff seeking to open SWAT to area municipal officers

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim is asking the County Board for permission to make it easier to augment the sheriff’s office SWAT team wit ...
    July 18, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

    WASHINGTON – More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – At home and abroad, the White House courted support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday as congressional leaders in both pa ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Replay live chat: State Rep. David McSweeney on Illinois budget

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting a live chat with state Rep. David McSweeney on the Illinois bu ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Township officials sound off at first McHenry County consolidation task force meeting

    WOODSTOCK – Opponents and skeptics of consolidating McHenry County’s townships had their say at the first meeting of a working group convened to exami ...
    July 15, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Open Meetings Act reform awaiting Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's action

    A good-government bill inspired by the Oakwood Hills Village Board’s closed-session handling of a power plant proposal is awaiting action by Gov. Bruc ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Closing Illinois museum could cost history, money, fans say

    SPRINGFIELD – Closing the 138-year-old Illinois State Museum and its satellite sites would damage the state’s scholarly reputation, harm future resear ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Obama commutations include 2 Chicago men, 1 from Gary

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago men, including one serving a life sentence, and a Gary, Indiana man were among nearly four dozen nonviolent offenders whose pris ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Justice Dept.: Food companies risk prosecution for outbreaks

    WASHINGTON – Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civ ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Scott Walker reminds voters of union wins as he enters 2016 presidential race

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared his candidacy for president on Monday, casting himself as a "fighter" who muscled through an aggr ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • New law waives license plate fees for veterans

    SPRINGFIELD – Combat veterans returning from active duty will qualify for free Illinois license plates under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    July 12, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Rauner pension plan would end union negotiations, freeze pay

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Illinois could save billions of dollars each year through an ambitious new plan to address hugely underfunded pension ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County township consolidation task force starts meeting Tuesday

    WOODSTOCK – The task force in charge of advancing an effort to halve the number of McHenry County townships through consolidation is meeting for the f ...
    July 12, 2015 - 9:21 am
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